Back for it’s 5th year, Pick Me Up 2014 kicks off today at Somerset House in London hosting the graphic art in all its forms. Taking place across Somerset House’s cacophony of rooms, spaces and caves each containing curated artists, collectives and talks it’s set to be bigger and better than before with more late nights and disciplines represented over the 10 day festival.
Pick Me Up 2014 runs from 24 April – 5 May 2014 (10.00 – 18.00 and open till late on Thursdays and Fridays until 22.00). Day tickets start at £10/£8 and Festival Pass £17.50. Tickets can be purchased through the Somerset House website.
We’ve got 7 free copies of the awesome layered PSD website screen gabbing app PageLayers to give away to you, our readers.
If you’ve never come across PageLayers, give it an URL and it’ll parses through the HTML code and output a layered version of the site in a full editable PSD format. If you’re on a newer version of Photoshop (CS5+) it’ll even give you text as editable layers and vector objects. Very helpful indeed.
We’ve been using PageLayers for a while and we absolutely love it, having saved us countless hours of tediously rebuilding websites for visuals and redesigns.
If you fancy your chances and winning a copy of of PageLayers then here’s how to enter.
Follow @formfiftyfive (if you don’t already) and tweet us the following phrase (make sure the hashtag #PageLayersFFFComp is included).
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Best of luck.
The competition closes on Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 23:59 GMT. We’ll choose the winners at random from Twitter providing the tweet contains the hashtag #PageLayersFFFComp and that you’re following @. We’ll announce the winners shortly after closing date. Winners will be contacted via Twitter and mentioned in this post.
The Idea Machine is a cracking little short from directors and animators Mr Kaplin with some very slick sound design curtsey of Box of Toys.
Mr Kaplin have kept their standard of work equally high having recently updated their folio with new work.
Their recent short Noise for IdN magazine’s motion gallery feature Black & White, combines MoGraph and motion capture techniques into a captivating short that’s one of our favourite examples of their work.
Bright, bold editorial and advertising fashion work from photographer Julia Kennedy. Her work has a feeling of kitsch interiors and chic crazy patterns from the 60s and 70s in a captivating contemporary way.
Particularly fond of the uber colourful work for Charlotte Olympia Pre-Fall 2012.
Robin Davey, master of seamless, detailed and quirky animated illustrations. I could sit watching the same three seconds for hours on end hypnotised by the repetitiveness of it all.
As well as producing quirky animated gifs he’s also turns his hand to more traditional short animations for commercials, apps and games.
I love this short video showing a still frame break down for work he did on The Tate Movie Project.
Polish illustrator Olka Osadzinska combines a semi-pixel rendering style to create a lovely bright and intimate look to her work. Combined with her ability to compose capture close moments between her figures it’s no wonder it lends itself to lifestyle, youth and fashion brands like Hugo Boss, Nike and Rebook.
When she’s not busy depicting the lifestyle of a fashionista she organises one of the most successful art fairs in Warsaw the Art Yard Sale and continues to exhibit work worldwide.
London based animation and motion graphic studio Breakfast of Champions bring their witty side to lovely and varied examples of moving image work.
Includes extra added “pixie dust”. Enjoy!
Many of you will have already seen Matthias Hübner work before perhaps not by name. Instead the many books he was involved in designing and curating for Gestalten. He’s moved on to pastures new with his own publishing agency Possible Books he’s been working very hard to bring together some great pieces of book and editorial design.
Lo-fi and duo colour prints… lovely.
Let’s welcome the start of the weekend with a little bit of joyful work courtesy of prop designer, stylist and art director Jessica Dance.
Jessica’s charming work comes from combining materials through handmade techniques that works really well for fashion and lifestyle brands such as Mulberry and Vogue. Working with lambs wool is where she’s most at home and clearly comes through in her over-sized knitted objects.
Recently she’s teamed up with moving image maestro Robert Francis Muller to create a new collaborative studio, Get Mullered and Dance that combines both their amazing talents. Ones to watch.
Since Young’s beginning a few years back with their successful illustration and publishing project Learn Something Every Day they’ve shifted their focus towards animation and moving image. And they’re doing a great job of it as well. Translating their colourful and charming style into cute and loveable pieces of moving image.
Their recent work on Midas with Network Warrington shows them at their best working with the talented illustrator Peter Donnelly to tell the story of a tragic love story in a gorgeous American 50’s cartoon feel.
For a glimpse into the rest of Young’s work watch their short showreel below.